Japan’s wishful thinking and America’s evil intentions [People’s Daily]

(People’s Daily Online)

October 18, 2012

During the talks with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns in Tokyo on Sept. 15, Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba said, “We believe that Japan and the United States should work tougher [sic] to deal with China and North Korea,” Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun cited Genba as saying.

Genba’s remarks revealed his intention of relying on the United States to contain China. U.S. backing has long been a part of Japan’s China policy, and encouraged Japan to take a tough stance on the Diaoyu Islands issue . Koichi Kato, head of the Japan-China Friendship Association, said that the United States has made the issue ambiguous.

The United States does not want the Diaoyu Islands issue to spin out of control because it does not serve its strategic interests. Therefore, it has said that it has no intention of and is not playing a mediating role in the territorial dispute between China and Japan, and that Japan should act carefully, prudently, and effectively.

Genba’s words and deeds show Japanese political circles’ anxiety, upset, and lack of confidence. It is pure wishful thinking of Japan to take advantage of the United States to contain China.

A moderately tense situation in East Asia best serves U.S. strategic interests. In such a situation, the United States is able to continue to manipulate its allies and maintain its dominance in Asia.

The United States turned a blind eye to and even showed support for Japan’s provoking of the Diaoyu Islands dispute. When the dispute reached deadlock, the United States and Japan conducted a joint military drill to simulate island retaking. In addition, the U.S. State Department adopted Japan’s way to call the islands “Senkaku Islands”.

It is obvious that the United States has been partial toward Japan in terms of the dispute. Does the United States really care about East Asia’s security or harbor evil intentions?

It is certain that the United States has benefited from the dispute. For example, it was finally allowed to deploy advanced radars and Osprey aircraft on Japanese soil. Furthermore, Japan plans to buy the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft from the United States to monitor the Chinese navy.

Read the Chinese version: “幼稚病”和“假正经”; [link via original article] Source: Jiefang Daily; Author: Zhang Quan

Article link: http://english.people.com.cn/90883/7981737.html

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